Lack of unified view on nationalist monks ties government’s hands, says religious affairs minister
Immoral, fake monks threatening the very future of Buddhism, minster tells Ma Ha Na
The Dhammakaya temple’s foundation helped organize the mass alms-giving for an 20,000 monks on the runway of an abandoned airport in central Mandalay.
Military and nationalists see violence as threat to country’s sovereignty and religious foundations
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the prevalence of sexual exploitation in connection with religiosity after a high-profile case last month.
Ministry plans to file charge against 25-year-old who reportedly convinced girls he was the next Buddha.
Fake reports of police seizing guns from Yangon academy lead to hunt for identity of four Facebook users.
Khun Tan allegedly seduced hundreds of girls around the age of 15.
Man arrested for scraping gold from Mahamuni Buddha image.